Shooter in law firm parking lot indicted, 14 charges (ABA Journal)
By John M. Phillips
In a video that went viral last week, a bearded man is caught refusing to share his ice cream cone with his girlfriend:
However, the ice cream grinch’s girlfriend will get the last laugh. Blue Bell Ice Cream has awarded the dairy denied girlfriend with a free one year supply of ice cream. I wonder if she will share any of her pity ice cream with her boyfriend (or I am sure by this point ex-boyfriend) ?
I have heard of a shoe being foul, but never a foul with a shoe…
By John M. Phillips
In the Grizzlies-Jazz Game, Marc Gasol lost his shoe running up the court. Team Member Ed Davis returned it, but there was no time to put it on. Gasol then hit Derrick Favors it, attempting to slap the ball away.
No assault charges were filed, but this one was close to being a crime believe it or not. One expects and even assumes physical contact in sports, but not to be hit with a shoe. I doubt the State’s Attorney would prosecute, but this not only could have been a tort and led to civil exposure of Favors was injured, but battery.
Battery occurs when a person intentionally touches or applies force to the body of another person. The touching or force must be harmful or offensive, and must occur without the person’s consent. Both civil and criminal laws prescribe legal penalties for battery. It was the manner of the touching, using a shoe, that could be classified as unwanted, offensive and excessively harmful. If Gasol was deemed to have used excessive force to harm Favors, Gasol may be found liable for battery, especially -here- where the contact was outside the rules of the game.
Luckily, it was just a foul. Gasol’s team went on to lose. Game over.
Apparently, Kobe Bryant and his wife were contemplating divorce, but have since called it off and mended their marriage. The Bryants took to their favorite social media platforms to announce that the they are back together in marital bliss. Kobe made the announcement on facebook while his wife, Vanessa, made her announcement on Instagram.
Kobe’s facebook post informed followers, “I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family. When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with. Thank you all for your support and prayers! Much luv, Mamba out.”
Kobe also, as of today, decided to jump on the Twitter wagon. Which means you can look forward to tweets ending with third-person call tags.
It’s interesting that Kobe has facebook followers “praying” for his marriage. But then again, there’s this guy:
This may not only be good news for Kobe’s most dedicated supporters, but to Lakers fans in general. Kobe and friends have struggled, and fans can only hope that Kobe’s prior pending divorce woes are partially to blame. The Lakers, who this offseason put together an all-star cast by supplementing Kobe and company with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, are off to a less than stellar start. The Lake Show, 15-20, have been given a .1 percent chance of winning the championship this year by basketballreferance.com…
…Intern Sam out